Cam Gallagher

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Cam Gallagher
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Gallagher with the Royals in 2019
Kansas City Royals – No. 36
Catcher
Born: (1992-12-06) December 6, 1992 (age 28)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Bats: RightThrows: Right
MLB debut
August 6, 2017, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through April 24, 2021)
Batting average .235
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 28
Teams
Medals

Cameron Joseph Gallagher (born December 6, 1992) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Professional career

Gallagher was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 2011 MLB draft out of Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. [1] [2] The Royals added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season. [3]

The Royals promoted Gallagher to the 25-man roster to replace the injured Salvador Pérez on August 6, 2017. He made his MLB debut the same day in the second game of a doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners, collecting his first MLB hit. [4] He hit his first MLB home run on August 14, 2017 against the Oakland Athletics, a grand slam. [5]

In 2018, Gallagher batted .206/.250/.302 for the Royals with 1 home run and 7 RBI in 63 at-bats. Gallagher played in 45 contests in 2019, slashing .238/.312/.365 with career-highs in home runs (3) and RBI (12). [6]

On July 11, 2020, it was announced that Gallagher had tested positive for COVID-19. [7] Overall with the 2020 Kansas City Royals, Gallagher batted .283 with one home run and 3 RBIs in 25 games.

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References

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  2. Writer, PAULA WOLF | Staff. "Cam Gallagher finds success at the plate with Royals organization" . Retrieved November 19, 2016.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Royals add four players to 40-man roster". kansascity.com. Retrieved August 13, 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Junis, Royals beat Mariners 9-1 for doubleheader split". espn.com. Retrieved August 13, 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Gallagher's grand slam". mlb.com. Retrieved August 14, 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. https://www.mlb.com/player/cam-gallagher-595956?stats=career-r-hitting-mlb&year=2021
  7. https://www.mlb.com/news/royals-cam-gallagher-tests-positive-for-covid-19